With remarkable vision, Prof. Otto Hutzinger initiated The Handbook of Envir- mental Chemistry in 1980 and became the founding Editor-in-Chief. At that time, environmental chemistry was an emerging ?eld, aiming at a complete description of the Earth's environment, encompassing the physical, chemical, biological, and geological transformations of chemical substances occurring on a local as well as a global scale. Environmental chemistry was intended to provide an account of the impact of man's activities on the natural environment by describing observed changes. While a considerable amount of knowledge has been accumulated over the last three decades, as re?ected in the more than 70 volumes of The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, there are still many scienti?c and policy challenges ahead due to the complexity and interdisciplinary nature of the ?eld. The series will therefore continue to provide compilations of current knowledge. Contri- tions are written by leading experts with practical experience in their ?elds. The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry grows with the increases in our scienti?c understanding, and provides a valuable source not only for scientists but also for environmental managers and decision-makers.
Today, the series covers a broad range of environmental topics from a chemical perspective, including methodol- ical advances in environmental analytical chemistry.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 332
Weight: 534 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 20 mm
Edition: 2010 ed.
From the reviews:
"The evolution and present characteristics of physical oceanography, marine chemistry and marine biology of the Sea are extensively discussed. ... useful to students and postgraduates specialising in the research of inland seas and lakes. ... this monograph will help the readers ... especially in relation to the present-day conditions of this extremely interesting and unique water body with a tragic history, to assess the alterations that have occurred over the last 50 years, and to establish new strategies for its conservation and recovery." (International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 91 (6), May, 2011)